European Coaching Children Curriculum
One of iCK’s objectives was the development of a European Coaching Children Curriculum (ECCC).
The purpose of this curriculum is to provide a reference point for all those involved in children’s coaches’ education and development.
Whether you are creating a short apprentice coach qualification, a two-hour continuous professional development module or writing up a full three-year bachelor’s degree, the ECCC should provide a clear menu of options for what content to put on your learning opportunity and how to deliver it.
The ECCC has been developed through consultation with coaches and researchers in all areas related to youth sport. A first draft was launched for consultation at the first iCK Conference in the fall of 2017 in Budapest (Hungary). The final version was released in December 2017.
The ECCC is also being used to inform the development of the three Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) that will be the centre-piece of iCK.
We would love to hear your views about the ECCC.
If you have any suggestions, please send them to Project Leader Sergio Lara-Bercial firstname.lastname@example.org
The iCoachKids Pledge: 10 Golden Rules to Create Positive Sport Experiences for Kids
Following an extensive literature review, the iCK expert group has developed ‘The iCoachKids Pledge’. The Pledge provides 10 points of guidance for individuals and organisations wishing to create positive sport experiences for children.
Winter is Coming! Keep warm with a great read by the fireplace! The iCK Team have created a Practical Summary of the comprehensive Coaching Children Literature Review and The iCK Pledge to provide clear and pragmatic advice to coaches on the ground.
This literature review is a central piece of iCK. It has provided the necessary evidence to aid the development of a European Coaching Children Curriculum to guide those developing training opportunities for coaches of children and young people in the European Union and beyond. The literature review and the ECCC are also informing the development of three Massive Open Online Courses during 2018 and 2019 that will be the final outputs of the project.
The final version of the European Coaching Children Curriculum has just been released. It aims to support the development of a specialist youth sport coaching workforce across the European Union. Check it out here!
Calling All Youth Coaches and Coach Developers – iCoachKids has released the draft European Coaching Children Curriculum and we need your feedback towards the development of the complete and final version to be launched at the first iCoachKids Conference in Budapest 3rd November 2017. The European Coaching Children Curriculum (ECCC) aims to provide guidance for those developing coach education opportunities for children and youth sport coaches. It highlights the key functional areas and tasks of the children and youth coach (CYC), the relevant competences required to fulfil the role, and signposts coach developers to the most up-to-date knowledge basis and underpinning theories.